Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has conducted on-site inspections of the second stage of the Dardanelles Strait submarine electricity cable project, which will increase the cable’s capacity to 4,000 MW.
In addition to the existing capacity of 2,000 MW, an additional capacity of 2,000 MW will be put into operation by the end of the month. Within the framework of the project, electricity generated by the power plants with total installed capacity of over 32,000 MW in Canakkale and Balikesir provinces will be transferred to the Marmara Sea. Since it is not possible to transfer the electricity from Istanbul’s east part to its Thrace part by conventional means, mostly due to the city’s dense population, the electricity had to be transferred under the sea.
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